Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs: 10+ Troubleshooting Tips

Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs: 10+ Troubleshooting Tips

If your chickens stopped laying eggs, it’s probably not your fault. Chickens not laying eggs when they’re supposed to is really, really frustrating. I know, because I’ve been there, and certainly my chickens stopped laying from time to time. You think you’re doing everything right, but egg production has stopped…..and you’re left to wonder “Why are my chickens not…

Chicken Tractor Plans Anyone Can Build (Even If You’re Flat Broke)
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Chicken Tractor Plans Anyone Can Build (Even If You’re Flat Broke)

I used to let my hens free range without plans to ever use chicken tractor, thinking I was doing them (and myself) a favor. Great yolks come from a chicken who can eat bugs and all, right? Our hens were allowed to free range because I think a pasture-raised chicken is a healthier chicken. We also originally…

What to Feed your Chickens for Better Tasting Eggs

What to Feed your Chickens for Better Tasting Eggs

What’s better than farm fresh eggs, with bright orange yolks, on toast with homemade butter? Pretty much nothing. These days, I can’t even compare my hens’ eggs to grocery store eggs. My hens produce wonderful, better tasting eggs with golden/orange yolks that have an incomparable taste (at least compared to grocery eggs). When I look at one…

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Maat van UitertMaat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her…

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs (Even Without Incubators)

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs (Even Without Incubators)

Fluffy chicks are the best and learning how to hatch chicken eggs (and hatch eggs at home without an incubator) is a ton of fun! Letting Mother Nature (who knows how to incubate chicken eggs perfectly) do her thing is always best, but if your hens aren’t broody (wanting to sit on eggs) or if…

Growing Fodder For Chickens Means Healthier Hens

Growing Fodder For Chickens Means Healthier Hens

Once I learned about growing fodder for chickens, I was hooked. Fodder is one tool that should always be in your homesteading toolbox since growing fodder for chickens is so easy to do, and incredibly nutritious for your animals. It can be grown regardless of season in a small space, and fights winter boredom for both…

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